My newest tapestry knitting design just came out in Knit Edge magazine. It's a scarf featuring repeated offset motifs of a moon reflected in water. You can see that the colors are reversed on the flip side, but the piece is not double-knit. There's only a single layer of each color---the reversibility of tapestry knitting is due to there being a little "wrong side" on every "right side."
Moon Mirrors is done using the same technique as Hestia (also a reversible garment!) of stranding colors on both sides of the knitting to make a compelling tapestry-like fabric. Watch out, though---it's addictive!
As part of my Liebster Award I've been asked to post 11 random facts about myself. Here they are:
Yesterday I received an e-mail from fellow designer Linda Marveng that made me yelp with joyous surprise. She has awarded my blog the celebrated Liebster. I had recently become acquainted with this award and was especially pleased that it was presented to me by a designer I so highly respect. Take a look at some of her designs to see the clever constructions and stitch patterns she uses in her work. I'm going to have to respond with the 11 facts, questions, and answers and 3 to 5 nominees in another post. Just now I'm scrambling to meet a deadline!
Since my new Amplitude Stockings didn't work out yesterday, I wore this version of my Van Halen knee-highs. I have another pair in spirograph colors, but this combination better matched my mood (and anyway, the spirograph colors haven't been washed since I wore them last).
I love knee-highs, and these beauties stay up well (thanks to elastic thread knit into the cuff). The more I wash them the better they fit. And with stranded colorwork almost all the way down one leg, they're the perfect stroke socks.
The colorwork keeps my affected leg warm while the other leg sports one band of the same pattern and a tattoo detail around the ankle. There's even colorwork around the fitted arch---a real challenge to work out, but oh so worth it.
Strangely enough, I was inspired to knit these when I saw the mildewed stucco outside my local yarn store. I spent months looking for the right yarn until I finally found it at Woolarina. And it's perfect. These socks make me happy, especially on a dreary day like yesterday.
I was so excited to wear my Amplitude Stockings, I was tempted to wear them before blocking. But even though in more civilized climes it's winter, it's very stubbornly not so here. The day I was urged by one of the Ladies of Mischief to wear them immediately because "it's cold outside," it was approaching 80 degrees Fahrenheit and I didn't have the stomach for it.
But it's damp today and might get chilly later, so I went to put them on this afternoon and had a disappointment.
I've been asked to contribute a design to The Unique Sheep's Zodiac Shawl Club. I can't give you any more details right now, but I'm thrilled to be working with Laura and Kelly. They were some of the first indie dyers to catch my eye, and I appreciate the evocative names they give their gorgeous colorways almost as much as the fabulous dye jobs themselves. I'll tell you more as soon as I can.
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